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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2114C: Introduction to Professional Placement

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Aims

The module will inform you of how to research relevant organisations and apply for placement opportunities. You will be taught how to identify your own skills and personal qualities to ‘self-promote’ and stand out in a competitive environment. You will be given advice on how to write an effective CV, cover letter and application form, how to take part in an interview effectively and make the most of networking opportunities. The module will also look at professionalism in the workplace, investigating common scenarios that you will face and suitable approaches to them, enabling you to immerse yourself into a professional environment.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Know how to effectively research employers to source placements and internship opportunities
2. Compose an effective and well-presented CV, complete with supporting letter, making clear links between your experience and the job description
3. Develop skills in targeted networking
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Understand how to apply skills learnt during stages 1 and 2 in a professional environment
5. Identify and investigate the range of career opportunities available and relevant to a student with a degree in law with business
Personal and Key Skills6. Develop insights into aspects of commercial awareness regarded by employers as a key competency
7. Showcase your skills, motivations and personal career development needs and promote these effectively